From March 14-15, CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn, attended the B20 Summit in Tokyo, with conversations centred on areas where the UK has leading edge ideas on the global stage. These included education, innovation, technological change and the changing shape of work, sustainability, diversity and inclusion.
During the visit, Carolyn met the CBI’s Japanese sister federation, Keidanren, who focused their B20 on delivering Society 5.0 for the Sustainable Development Goals. The CBI welcomed this message and reinforced the it during panel discussion highlighting that the UK is open for business and emphasised a number of the UK’s core strengths.
In addition to meeting sister federations from around the world to discuss bilateral economic relationships, Carolyn also had a met with the organising committee of Saudi Arabia’s B20 due to take place next year. This meeting was to underline the priorities the CBI want to see emphasised on the multilateral level.
Carolyn also met with the Deputy Directo